The Best Netflix Hacks You Should Probably Try Out Tonight
Netflix has always been up in its own-created game. With over 15000 titles in its library, it covers all kinds of genres. You can watch movies, TV shows, documentaries, anime, and whatnot.
However, it has been more focused on producing original content and 2019 was its prime time so far when Netflix released over 350 original Netflix content in a calendar year.
And they are surely offering what people love as the streaming company hit an all-time record of 192.95M paid subscribers in the last quarter of 2020. Surely, you’ve contributed to those numbers if you are reading this.
But even though having a massive library of masterpieces, you cannot watch everything on Netflix. That’s because of the licensing terms between content producers and the streaming platform.
You can only have access to movies and TV shows that are in the catalog of your region.
So it is likely that you may not find a movie that your friend from another country has suggested watching. Because it requires a VPN to unblock Netflix content that is not available in your region’s catalog.
A VPN not only unlocks different libraries of streaming platforms but also protects your privacy online.
And that’s only one hack to start with. Even though Netflix has a super-cool user-friendly environment, there are a bunch of other interesting hacks which can come in handy.
So let’s find out what they are and how we can use them.
Save Mobile Data
If you watch your movies and TV shows in high definition (HD) then you should consider applying this hack.
Because you’ll lose a handsome amount of GBs if you forget to switch to your Wi-Fi network while watching The Irishman.
To avoid that, go to Netflix’s App Settings and head to Mobile Data Usage. From there you can choose a Video Playback option.
You can either go for Automatic (data and Wi-Fi), Wi-Fi Only, Save Data, or Maximum Data.
And a better suggestion would be to download your movies or TV shows earlier on a Wi-Fi network to watch later on offline mode. This way, you won’t have to worry about running out of data.
An Intelligent Search Panel
Netflix’s search bar is not limited to the title of movies. If you don’t remember the title of a specific movie or TV show, then you can type in the name of a character from that movie or the actor who played a certain role.
For suppose, on entering “Baskerville” in the search panel, you’ll see the TV series “Sherlock Holmes” as Baskerville relates to the TV show’s second episode of season two, The Hounds of Baskerville.
Or if you enter “Netflix” in the search panel, you’ll see all the originally produced content of Netflix.
Test Upcoming Features Early
The streaming giant is always improving its user interface and experience by introducing new features.
And wouldn’t it be cool if you could try out those new features before release? Well, that’s possible.
Just visit the Netflix page, sign in with your account and then head to the Account page. Scroll down and click on Test Participation under the Settings tab. Then click on Done and you’re good to go.
Get Rid of Freeloaders for Good
If you’re frustrated with your account always saying “too many people are using your account right now” even though you’ve shared your password with a few then there is a way to get rid of all screens at once.
Just visit the Netflix page, head to Account. Scroll down and find Sign out of all devices under Settings.
Click on the option and then change your password to prevent anyone from signing in to your account again.
Watch Movies Like The Flash
Watch your movies or shows like a speedster by controlling time.
If you want to binge-watch multiple episodes but you’re short on time or if the dialogue delivery is too fast and you are having difficulty in comprehending, then tap or click on the watch icon in the far right or left corner when you play the movie.
The default speed is 1x(normal). So you can increase it up to 1.5x and decrease it down till 0.5x.
If you’re having trouble viewing the subtitles with default settings then you can customize your own settings.
Sign in with your Netflix account and head to Account. Scroll down and click on your profile in the Profile & parental control tab. Find the Subtitle appearance and click on Change next to it.
From there you can change the font, text size, and shadow style. Change the settings and then click on Save.
And if you want to change the settings back to normal, just click on Restore to default.